Abel was a Chronicom Hunter who served under Luke in the Chronicoms' efforts to enable their takeover of Earth by changing the history of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Luke, Abel and Cain were sent to 1931 to assassinate Wilfred "Freddy" Malick, a future Head of Hydra and father of Gideon Malick, before Hydra would become the serious threat that S.H.I.E.L.D. would be empowered to fight. To accomplish this, the Chronicoms stole the faces of the NYPD officers so they could infiltrate a campaign event for then-Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt where Freddy was tending bar. However, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents followed the Chronicoms into the past, and were onto the Chronicoms' plan when the police officers' faceless bodies were discovered. Cain and Abel ambushed the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Daisy Johnson and Deke Shaw while they were investigating the crime scene. The agents managed to hold off the Chronicoms, and escaped with Cain's disabled body while Abel was restrained.
Luke and Abel infiltrated the Roosevelt event, but the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stopped them from killing Malick. Despite this setback, the Chronicoms followed Malick and the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie and Deke Shaw to Hell's Harbor, where Freddy was to deliver a component of the Super Soldier Serum to Hydra operatives. They attempted to kill Malick there, but yet again S.H.I.E.L.D. was able to hold them off long enough for Freddy to make the delivery, starting him down on a path towards becoming a Head of Hydra. Abel retreated to the Chronicom ship with Luke, where the Predictor Sibyl told them plans were already underway to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. in 1955.
Powers and Abilities
- Above-human strength comparable to other Chronicom Hunters.
- Various Chronicom and human weaponry
- Ryan Gray portrays Abel in the Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episodes "The New Deal," "Know Your Onions," and "Alien Commies from the Future!."
- Following the trend for Chronicoms to be named after Biblical figures, Cain and Abel are likely named after the brothers Cain and Abel.